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Roseville Woman Sentenced in Mortgage Fraud Scheme, Will Pay More Than $60,000 in Restitution

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette today announced that Asima Khan, of Roseville, was sentenced on one felony count of Larceny $1,000 - $20,000, for her role in running a mortgage modification scam across Oakland and Macomb Counties.

State of Michigan Schedules Auctions for Tax-Foreclosed Properties

More than 350 properties, in four Lower Michigan counties, two Northern Michigan and two Upper Michigan counties, will be auctioned off during State of Michigan Tax-Foreclosed, Real Property Auctions on August 23rd and 24th. Registration for interested bidders will begin at 9:00 a.m., each day, with auctions scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m.

Michigan receiving $188 million more in Hardest Hit Funds for foreclosure prevention and neighborhood...

Michigan’s most successful programs for reducing foreclosure and eliminating blight will get an additional $188 million from the U.S. Department of Treasury under its Hardest Hit Fund (HHF) program to further aid in economic recovery for homeowners and communities, MSHDA Executive Director Kevin Elsenheimer announced today.

Gov. Rick Snyder: Michigan’s $74.5 million plan to help more homeowners, stabilize communities approved...

A $74.5 million plan by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority to help homeowners statewide avoid foreclosure and eliminate blight in Detroit and Flint has been approved by the U.S. Department of Treasury under its Hardest Hit Fund program, Gov. Rick Snyder announced today.

State of Michigan to auction Tax-foreclosed properties

More than 600 properties, in five Lower Michigan counties, three Northern Michigan and four Upper Peninsula counties, will be auctioned off during State of Michigan Tax-Foreclosed, Real Property Auctions on August 12th and 13th. Registration for interested bidders will begin at 9:00 a.m., each day, with auctions scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m.

Rep. Conyers Calls For Moratorium On Property Tax Foreclosures In Wayne County

Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (MI-13) released the following statement urging a moratorium on property tax foreclosures and improved access to services for Detroiters facing today’s deadline:

Schuette Charges Metro-Detroit Attorney with Thirty Felony Counts Including Racketeering in Fake Mortgage Assistance...

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette today announced that his Homeowner Protection Unit has filed thirty felony charges including Racketeering against attorney Steven Barry Ruza, 52, of Orchard Lake and his company, Home Legal Group, Inc., for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from Michigan victims that were facing mortgage foreclosures. The charges were filed following an Attorney General investigation

Foreclosure Prevention Counseling Session

Foreclosure Prevention Counseling Session at the Inkster Public Library There are new programs offered by the Wayne County Treasurer with a DEADLINE of May 12, that can lower interest rates and taxes for those facing foreclosure. Learn about your rights!

Conyers Proposes New Federal Foreclosure Assistance for Detroit

DETROIT - May 15, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) sent a letter to Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Mel Watt requesting immediate action to assist distressed homeowners in Detroit as the City works its way through Chapter 9 bankruptcy proceedings. Specifically, the letter calls for the FHFA – which regulates the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac),

MSHDA Awards Nearly $600,000 in Housing Counseling Grants to Agencies That Provide Foreclosure-related Services

LANSING, Mich. - December 6, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) Executive Director Scott Woosley today announced three counseling agencies will receive National Mortgage Settlement (NMS) Fund grants to help homeowners avoid or recover from foreclosure

MSHDA Announces Nearly $674,000 in Housing Counseling Grants

LANSING, Mich. - October 23, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) Executive Director Scott Woosley today announced three counseling agencies will receive National Mortgage Settlement (NMS) Fund grants to assist homeowners with counseling needs stemming from the national foreclosure crisis.

MSHDA, Kent County Land Bank Authority Launch Fresh Start Demolition Program in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - October 17, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Grand Rapids-area leaders and the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) today launched the largest residential cleanup effort in city history with the demolition of an abandoned house in a neighborhood hit hard by the foreclosure crisis.

MSHDA, Genesee County Land Bank launch “Blight Blitz” to demolish 1,600 vacant, foreclosed homes...

FLINT - October 15, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Flint leaders and the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) today launched the largest residential blight removal effort in the city’s history by overseeing the demolition and cleanup of a home in a distressed neighborhood on Flint’s West Side.

‘One-Woman Crime Wave’ Convicted Schuette Secures Conviction of West Michigan Foreclosure Rescue Scammer

LANSING - September 11, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General Bill Schuette today announced the conviction on one count of felony racketeering, a 20-year felony, of Tonya Raisbeck, 38, of Fennville for illegally operating advanced fee "foreclosure rescue" operations that scammed at least 85 west Michigan homeowners facing foreclosure out of thousands of dollars.

Conyers Encourages HUD Secretary Donovan to Expand Funding Streams for Housing Development & Stemming...

DETROIT - September 4, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Tomorrow, Representative John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) will meet with Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan and other Members of Michigan’s congressional delegation to discuss federal efforts to strengthen Southeast Michigan’s housing market and assist Detroit as it faces chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy. Prior to the meeting, Rep. Conyers issued the following statement:

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New shorelands program helps waterfront homeowners improve shorelines, inland lakes

The Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership recently launched a program to help lakefront homeowners understand best practices to protect their shoreland and inland lakes. The Michigan Shoreland Stewards Program will recognize inland lake property owners who are using healthy property management practices to protect their inland lake and offer tips to improve the shoreline further.

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MAE, MPSC unveil new web page on implementation of energy legislation,...

The Michigan Agency for Energy (MAE) and the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) today unveiled a new web page dedicated to the efforts underway to implement Michigan’s new energy laws (Public Act 341 (PA 341) and Public Act 342 (PA 342) of 2016) and opportunities for public involvement.